Fran Drescher stopped to chat with StarCam at the TV Land Awards about her experience in the acting world, how integrated TV stars and movie stars are now and her thoughts on girls and women being the focus of a lot of films and shows.
“I grew up watching the I Love Lucy show. I’m presenting the honor to One Day at a Time, which was another show that I grew up watching,” she said. “I identified with Barbara, who Valerie Bertinelli played, and now she’s my lead-in for Happily Divorced on TV Land. It’s beautiful symmetry.”
Fran’s first movie was Saturday Night Fever, and she said having the ability to have a small part in a movie starring John Travolta was awesome. Though she’s primarily known for her role as the uniquely hilarious Fran Fine from Flushing in The Nanny, Fran has been in a ton of shows and movies. Though she is one of them, Fran is still fascinated by how many stars act on the big screen and in sitcoms.
“So, you know, it’s interesting how television has now crossed over,” she explained. “Movie stars do television. Television stars do movies and I think that because of video and cable we’re used to seeing the big screen on the smaller box and it’s all very integrated now. It’s great. It’s wonderful.”
Fran also had a pretty unique theory as to why women seem to be the focal point in television shows and films lately. You’ll have to check out the full interview for the exclusive details, but let’s just say that she gives some major props to Michelle Obama!